2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring PRHT – To the Dunes and Back

The ideal weekend getaway. ...

The ideal weekend getaway.

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Report: Volvo S90 Sedan Set to Target German Luxury Sedans

New sedan’s styling and tech will be heavily influenced by XC90. ...

New sedan’s styling and tech will be heavily influenced by XC90.

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Lamborghini Previews Mysterious Concept for 2014 Paris Auto Show

Could this be another Lamborghini sedan concept? ...

Could this be another Lamborghini sedan concept?

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Cars I’d Buy With My Own Money – Part 2 (the Over-$40,000 Edition)

Additional answers to the question, What’s your favorite car? ...

Additional answers to the question, What’s your favorite car?

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Updated Ford C-Max Revealed for Europe

Similar upgrades should come to U.S. version soon. ...

Similar upgrades should come to U.S. version soon.

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2015 Kia Soul EV Review

More fun than its powertrain and shape suggest. ...

More fun than its powertrain and shape suggest.

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BMW i8 impresses with a 1:15 minutes Hockenheim lap time

Sport Auto Germany takes BMW’s first hybrid sportscar to the race track and the results are impressive. The new BMW i8 recorded a 1:15 minutes lap time at the famous Hockenheim race track. While the i8 was not built for the track and it is ofte...

Sport Auto Germany takes BMW’s first hybrid sportscar to the race track and the results are impressive. The new BMW i8 recorded a 1:15 minutes lap time at the famous Hockenheim race track. While the i8 was not built for the track and it is often advertised as the “green sportscar” of the future, the innovative car keeps up with the likes of Porsche Boxter (1:14.9), Jaguar F-Type (1:15.2) and the BMW M135i (1:15.7). Also tested in the current issue of the magazine was the BMW 435i Coupe with M Sport Package and M performance tuning,  which recorded a Hockenheim lap time of  1: 17.4 minutes. By comparison, the new BMW M4 Coupe showed a lap time of 1:12.8 minutes.

BMW i8 impresses with a 1:15 minutes Hockenheim lap time

Editor Christian Gebhardt confirms what BMW has been officially saying about the: It is a car with impressive performance, but it is not made for racing. We’ve also had the chance to track the beautiful BMW i8 back in 2013 when it was just a pre-production car. BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). [Source: Bimmertoday] The article BMW i8 impresses with a 1:15 minutes Hockenheim lap time appeared first on BMW BLOG

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See a BMW M235i Trio

It’s always a special event when you have three sports cars of the same model range lined up next to each other. The folks over at European Auto Source hosted a trio of BMW M235i that feature different visual upgrades. All three of them receive...

It’s always a special event when you have three sports cars of the same model range lined up next to each other. The folks over at European Auto Source hosted a trio of BMW M235i that feature different visual upgrades. All three of them received some aftermarket tuning parts, further increasing their appeal and making them even more sportier, starting with the carbon fiber front lip, carbon fiber rear diffuser, M Performance rear spoiler, side mirror caps in carbon fiber and blacked out kidney grilles. The 2 Series is slowly becoming a favorite coupe amongst BMW owners and every new customization project shows the market demand to improve the looks of the sporty coupe.

See a BMW M235i Trio

They’re also all lowered on H&R sport springs, and two of them are riding on VMR V705 wheels. An aggressive look, more than enough power allowing for an exciting driving experience – all you get with these BMW M235i cars seen here. BMW M235i is powered by a 3.0-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder, 24-valve 320-hp engine. This engine combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection, allowing for a further increase in horsepower and torque, without sacrificing fuel economy (too much) as well. The engine develops the already mentioned 320 horsepower and 330(450)lb-ft of torque in low ranges. This is enough to propel the 3505lbs heavy car from 0-62mph(0-100km/h) in 4.8 seconds. It can be ordered as a rear-wheel drive BMW M235i or an all-wheel drive version as M235i xDrive as well. Here is a photo gallery:

See a BMW M235i Trio

 

See a BMW M235i Trio

See a BMW M235i Trio

See a BMW M235i Trio

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2016 7 Series Shows Its Laser and LED Headlights, With a Peek at Tail Lights

The next generation G11 7 Series shows off more of its lighting – laser headlights, LED headlights and some of its tail lights. ...

The next generation G11 7 Series shows off more of its lighting – laser headlights, LED headlights and some of its tail lights.

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Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Today it’s our pleasure to reveal another Alpine White BMW E92 M3, this time with a set of custom made forged wheels from ADV.1 that suit this performance car quite good. It’s another example of a contrasting finish on the wheels, working...

Today it’s our pleasure to reveal another Alpine White BMW E92 M3, this time with a set of custom made forged wheels from ADV.1 that suit this performance car quite good. It’s another example of a contrasting finish on the wheels, working amazing with the white exterior of the vehicle. Many owners out there consider the BMW E92 M3 as one of the best handling cars of their generation with plenty to show on the road and on the track as well. Similar to the previous M3 generations that introduced a new engine, the fourth generation BMW E90 M3 did the same – the BMW S65 V8 engine.

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

The engine produces 414 bhp (309 kW; 420 PS) at 8300 rpm, with peak torque of 295 lb·ft (400 N·m) at 3900 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission is standard. As of April 2008, BMW offers a new seven speed Getrag double-clutch gearbox, called M-DKG (Doppel-Kupplungs-Getriebe) or M-DCT (Double Clutch Transmission) as an option, which reduces shift pauses to less than a tenth of a second and shortens the car’s 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time by 0.2 seconds vs. manual.

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

It features both automatic and manual modes similar to the SMG gearboxes in the E36 and E46, but with more speed and efficiency. Top speed is 155 mph (250km/h) electronically limited where a delimited car will achieve 178 mph (286 km/h).

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

With these ADV15 MV.2 wheels installed, the E92 M3 looks like it’s ready to tackle any road and track. The wheels shown here are sized 20×8.5 in the front and 20×11 in the rear respectively. The finish color chosen for these wheels is called Manbronze and it features a slightly darker bronze hue that works quite well with the Alpine White. We’ve added below several images done by C-Kraft Photography.

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

Alpine White BMW M3 On ADV15 MV.2 Wheels

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